Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative:
Research Data Warehouse

What is the GEDC Research Data Warehouse?

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) research data warehouse (RDW) is a cloud-based, multi-site research infrastructure supporting patient-centered data for evaluation of interventions and characteristics aimed at providing improved care for older adults in the ED.

Who is it for?

The RDW is currently open to GEDC member sites and their authorized staff ONLY. Only sites that contribute data can assess multi-site data.

What kind of data is included and how was it determined?

GEDC members convened to identify key priority areas for investigation in 2017.  An expert workgroup of EM clinicians at that time agreed on initial key metrics to capture. The data warehouse prioritizes information already captured in existing codes such as ICD-10, CPT, and RxNorm, to name a few.

The RDW is considered a limited data set, with the only qualifying personal health information (PHI) being date of service. Initial elements being included: Demographic data (age, sex, race, insurance type); ED census of older adults, ED diagnoses(s), ED length of stay, ED procedures, disposition, medications prescribed, 30-day ED revisit rate, and 30-day readmission rates to the same hospital. 

Please note that prior to providing site data, sites must complete a Data Use Agreement with participating sites to enable data sharing, a process which can take a few months.

My site is interested, how do I learn more, and what would be the next steps?

Reach out to to learn more.